Workplace Wellness Conference and Awards


The Workplace Wellness Conference and Awards are an annual gathering of providers, members, speakers, and key note guests promoting a healthier and happier workforce in West Virginia! Throughout a day of presentations and networking the conference aims to bring barriers to health to the forefront of discussion, while brainstorming solutions to decrease and overcome these barriers. 

This year, we are hosting the conference at The Resort at Glade Springs, September 18th. More information on speakers, registration, and plans for the day to come, so stay tuned. [email protected]


One of the major focuses of our conference is bringing like minds together to find solutions to issues and barriers that workers in our state experience in the workplace. Past speakers have covered topics from mindfulness and mental health, to building strategic plans to create health and wellness at your workplace. 

Each year we invite speakers ,partners, and sponsors who help change the narrative in the Mountain State. Through the inclusion of voices from differing backgrounds at the conference, we can recognize barriers to access, equitability, and sustainability to workplace wellness programming no matter the organization size or sector. 


The conference also gives Active SWV the opportunity to recognize and award workplaces across the state for their efforts in creating equitable and sustainable workplace wellness initiatives at their workplace! For 2024, award applications will open until August, 2, at 11:59 pm . Applications, FAQ’s, and all information regarding the Workplace Wellness Awards can be found by clicking below!

The Active Southern West Virginia Workplace Wellness Award recognizes and celebrates healthy workplaces that promote employee wellness by implementing Policy, Systems, and Environmental benchmarks. 

Each year, members of the Active SWV Workplace Wellness Program are invited to apply for recognition as a bronze, silver, or gold level Active SWV Member Organization. Those who receive any level of recognition have spent the year creating and implementing action plans to increase employee physical and mental health through short and long term programming. The review process for this, created in partnership with WVU Extension, looks at every level of health and wellbeing from leadership participation to action planning, implementation, and outcomes. These awards are to recognize those who have dedicated time and effort to finding ways to get their staff living healthier and happier lives. 

This Award Program is proudly brought to you by Active Southern West Virginia in partnership with the West Virginia Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease (HPCD).

eligibility criteria

You may apply for the Workplace Wellness Award if you are a member of  the Active SWV Workplace Wellness Membership or a Work@HealthⓇ certified organization.

awards application timeline

Application submissions will be accepted at different times throughout the year. Check back for updated information.

Qualifying applicants will receive their award decisions by email after the review process has been completed.

Award recipients will be invited to attend a formal award ceremony during the Annual West Virginia Workplace Wellness Conference and Awards. 

How to Apply 

Please complete the online application or request a PDF application by mail or email.  You must attach copies of all supporting documents with your application. [email protected] , 116 North Heber Street, Suite B Beckley, WV 25801.

past and present awardees

We are excited to highlight this years awardees, as well as those from years past. In order to receive a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award, workplaces must meet a set number of Policy, Systems, and Environmental benchmarks in each level. You can view the different qualification requirements for each award level on this scoring rubric.

Current Awardees:

Niterra Sparkplugs

Healthnet Aeromedical

Lauren Weatherford

Katie Burnham

Past Awardees:

Coplin Health, 2021

Colombia Forest Products, 2022

Region 1 Workforce Development, 2022

Healthnet Aeromedical, 2023

Niterra Sparkplugs, 2023

Rupert Elementary School, 2021

Clay Middle School, 2021

WV DMV, 2023

Boone Memorial Hospital, 2021

Boone Memorial Hospital, 2022

Lauren Weatherford, 2023

Katie Burnham, 2023

get started at your workplace

workplace wellness is for everyone

Reach out to Workplace Wellness Director Michael Fisher to learn more about upcoming Work@health(r) training, capacity building grants, and annual award recognition.

Contact Workplace Wellness at [email protected]

Office mailing address: 116 N Heber St, Beckley, WV 25801

Office phone: 304-254-8488